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    speak in a boring way

    Is there any difference between He held forth on how he got the job and He went on about how he got the job?

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    Re: speak in a boring way

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Is there any difference between He held forth on how he got the job and He went on about how he got the job?
    'Held forth' suggests to me that he was almost delivering a speech; 'went on' does not.

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    Re: speak in a boring way

    To me, "held forth" implies pomposity and maybe pretentiousness. "Went on" implies continued to talk after the main point had been made.

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